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Flashing Lights And Sirens Developed In Connecticut

All of us see flashing lights on all kinds of vehicles every day….chances are they were made by Whelen Engineering based in Chester. They estimate that 85-percent of vehicles that have flashing lights are theirs. In 1952, George Washington Whelen developed a rotating aircraft anti-collision beacon in his garage in Deep River and now, 64 years Read more…

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Chester’s Antiques Roadshow

Chester’s Own “Antiques Roadshow” on Nov. 7.  Hope you have some valuable treasures in your attic or jewelry box? Need to do some weeding out? Want to know what’s worth hanging onto? Get the answers on Saturday, Nov. 7, when the Chester Historical Society holds its 12th Antiques & Jewelry Appraisal at St. Joseph’s Parish Read more…

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Vintage Baseball Game In Deep River

The historical societies of Chester, Deep River and Essex are teaming up to present their second annual Vintage Base Ball game on Sunday, Sept. 20 at Devitt Field in Deep River. The 2 p.m. game will be free to the public (And yes, “base ball” is spelled correctly here – this was the 19th-century spelling of the Read more…

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Do You Know About This Wonderful Concert Series In Chester, Connecticut?

The Chester-based Collomore Concert Series is starting its 42nd season. All 4 concerts of the series are this fall. We have a great history and always host our performers in the historic Chester Meeting House. Check out this example of what you will see and here in this intimate setting. The history behind this series is Read more…

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Chester, CT Historical Society and Museum, Have You Been?

It’s so important to mark the histories of towns, it gives you a sense of place. Chester, Connecticut’s Historical Society is a treasure trove of goodies. If you’ve been to the bucolic town, it looks like a movie set. It is pristine and quintessential New England. The Chester Museum at The Mill is located at an historic Read more…

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Shandell’s Moves From Ivoryton To Chester

Shandell’s is moving out of Ivoryton, Connecticut and headed for Chester. The owner,  Susan Schneider does not want to load up the car with all of her goodies for the move, so she’s having a sale. You’ll be able to take 25 to 30% off of lamps, shades, finials, matchboxes, waste baskets and lots more. Read more…

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Average Joe Photo Show

It’s a photo show with a purpose that you can get involved with by uploading a picture shot with a mobile device. The Average Joe Photo Show, the brain child of two Connecticut women will benefit Water.org, a world-wide organization that draws attention to the need for water around the world… The photo you submit Read more…

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“Dame” Julie Andrews Is Directing In Connecticut

Talking to Mary Poppins? Maria Von Trapp? What a thrill this was to sit down and chat up “Dame” Julie Andrews, she received that honor from Queen Elizabeth in 2000, can you imagine? One does not think one would get such a chance, to just kind of hang out with a woman so revered but Read more…

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A Beautiful Backyard For Music

It doesn’t get more quaint than Chester, Connecticut. Sitting at the top of the village is an historic stone house owned by a couple who have basically opened up their home to the public. The building has always been  a gathering place, so they decided to keep it that way. The three-story gallery home was Read more…

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A Cancer Diagnosis at 21, An Author at 24

You never know when you’re going to run into bravery, such was the case the other day at the Chester, Sunday Market. A book caught my eye, it had an amazing cover of a beautiful young woman who was bald. The books were spread out over a card table and beside it sat a young Read more…

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